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TILE OMAIIA ILLUSTRATED BEE. OctoNr 8, History and Helpful Hints for Patrons V. - V MRS. ALLISON AND MRS. LTHOL'GII thin Is but the second horip Rhow for Omaha, the people of thin vicinity munt not think that the horse show la a new contrivance. A a matter of fact the' horse show la a very old Kame, hut It has only recently been thoueht necessary to make a gooil clothes exhibit a part of the show. It really had Its origin In the old horse fairs which Rosa Uonneur pic tured so faithfully and likewise to such pecuniary advantage. The first real horso how where fashion cut any particular ice wws held In the reign of Charles I. It took place at his country residence at Croydon, eight miles from London. The prac tice has been revived at various times up to the present day and the British horse show of modern time is conducted annually under the direction of the Royal Agricultural society of England. It was liberally pat ronlied by Queen Victoria and Is now . supported by King Edward. The ribbons are highly prized for the royal benediction which they carry with them. Twenty-three years ago this fall the first show was held In New York at the sug gestion of some of the society leaders that the principal families of the metropolis be induced to gather to witness an exhibi tion of the blooded animals. Ward McAl lister was then the leader of the "40" and even he was not especially enthusiastic over the prospect of making the horse show a prominent social function. Those who really took hold of the scheme and worked It to a successful finish were Berry Wall. "King of the Dudes," Mrs. John Jacob Astor, and Mrs. William II. Vander bllt. Theodore Roosevelt, at that time a cltlten of New York, was one of the most Interested of citizens. It was finally de cided to hold the affair at Long Branch during the summer. Society was there in force and stamped It with the seal of ap proval. Since that time It Is the real mart thing for a city to have a horse how. Lessens of ljt Year's Show, Omaha owners of fancy turnouts had their eyes opened at the last Horse Show and for the past week have been practicing In the Auditorium arena and exercising their high steppers. Many pointers on how to "hold the ribbons" were gleaned at the last show. The man who considered him elf a good driver saw his faults and has found, to his dismay, that while he may have been able to control his horse he was entirely lacking In those elements which go to make a good "whip." Confidence Is the first requisite. ' This will give him an op portunity to sit gracefully and keep his Tersely Told Tales Search for Ancestors. HIS story Is told of the visit of the Honorable Artillery company of London to Boston. One day when they were passing the Old Gra- nary burying ground In Boston Lord Denbigh turned to Governor Bates and said: "What Is going on over there? I have noticed that these churchyards of yours seem to be the scene of some strange ac- tlvlty." "Oh, that's one phase of the mining erase," replied the governor. "What, grubbing for gold ln a church- yard? Why, that's vandalism." "Oh, It's not gold these grubbers are after; It's ancestors," was the governor's reply, with a smile. Boston Herald. A New Definition. Former Mayor Patrick Collins of Boston told this one as the Irish cab driver had narrated it to him In Dublin. Cabby took "a fare" out Into the country one night. The gentleman paid him well and told him to "look under the seat" There cabby found a quart bottle of pure Irish whisky, and he sampled It Imme diately. He also gave some to the horse. which seemed to like It Telling the story cabby said: "Afther I'd been givin' av th' baste on'v foor or folve dhrinks he got gay he did Th' first thing Ol knowed Ol wor In th'' hafts pullln' th keb. an the baste wor up In th' sate lashln' me wld th' whin makln' tne pull harrd an' dance. "Well, what was the result?" inquired Mr. Collins. Ol've nlver gve th" baste another drop fr'm that day till this." "Yes. but what was the result that night? You were drunk, of course." "Ol wor not dhrunk, at all at all." "Were you entirely sober?" "No, Oi'll not lie about It. Ol wor not ln tolrely sober." "If neither drunk nor sober, what was your condition?" "Ol wor on th" defensive." Pittsburg Dis patch. Nevada Pan. Senator Newlands of Nevada often re- ls, tea mi colleagues with puns, original and quoted. It Is generally admitted that he ls an excellent judge of this sort of wit. "Here," said Senator Newlands the other day, "is a Nevada pun: "An old farmer sat on the doorstep smok ing his pipe. His favorite hen pecked near him. He regarded the hen indulgently as he puffed the smoke Into the clear evening air. "All of a sudden he gave a start of astonishment. 'By Jingo!' he said, 'the old hen ls eat lng stray tacka. Can she be going to lay a carpet?" " tp 014 Ben's Traable. Old Ben Is a familiar character of the North Bide, Chicago, and Is well known m the Twenty-third ward, where he has been driving a mineral water wagon for some years past. It Is an old Joke among those who know him that, although Ben Is al- ways "op the water wagon." It does not tielp to keep his gait steady. In fact. Jokes about Ben are, as common ou the North X T!- - NASH WITU MBS. ALLISON'S PAHC -. ,-t..S ..-: - i . ' V W. II. elbows near his sides and not raise them as though about to fly. He Bhould not keep his eyes riveted upon his horse, as though "3 ' illume, iNeuner must ne gaze to the right and lert, ' i . . . .. M. as though driving the family nag. The .. .... . . , ... , , . - - . ' ' . " - 2 relnr should be held In the left hand, the quer. Last season one of the prettiest near reins running over the third joint of sights of the week was the riding by some the forefinger and the off reins between of the society girls of the city of the splen- the middle of the second and third fingers, did big hunters from the eastern stables. Grasp the whip In the right hand and bring One young woman rode around the ring In the hand over close to the left one In which a continuous outburst of applause, and the reins are being held. won the deserved prize for her skill In Rules laid down as proper for driving In handling the horse and for the way that the arena are all based on common sense, she rode her saddle, as Is easily seen when the horses of one 0 "Se ttle crack drivers show signs of getting into Chance for the Work Horse, any difficulty. It was noticed last year that Tne addition of the working horses to all of the crack "whips" of the east, own- the Prlze ll8ts 18 a BteP ln the right direc- ers as well as high salaried drivers, had a Hon- It av a tendency to awaken set style in handling the reins and it was greater Interest among owners and driv- een on several occasions that they had n the welfare and appearance of control of the situation at all times. Local their work horses, to Induce more humane exhibitors practice In the ring in advance treatment, to encourage better care and to strive to get the right position of the perhaps more tats, to Incite consideration reins and the professional horsemen are al- for the welfare and appearance of the ways ready and willing to Instruct as to what is proper and right Women Will Drive. Many of the swell turnouts at the Horse Show will be driven by the society women of the city for their friends, and to this end many have been practicing at the Auditorium. A clever man realizes how much more fetching Is the tout ensemble of Both Grim and Gay Side as those about our venerable city hall and the postofflce are downtown. He spends most of his money for beer, and consequently his person ls always a doleful sight . " Not long as-o some one asknd htm xhv . did not drink mineral water Instead of the beer which he took ln such quantities. He answered: "Waukesha water ls all right for the Methydtsts, but give me somethin" lth a Milwaukee label." Ben has a pe- cullar high nasal twang which renders his conversation very comical About a month ago he was taken 111 so j that he was forced to give up delivering water to his customers. A doctor was called, who diagnosed the case as one o dropsy. Poor Ben was getting worse all the time, and one morning the doctor said: "Well, Ben, I think we will have to tap you." "Tap me," said Ben, "for what?" "For water, of course," replied the doctor. "Water!" shrieked Ben ln disgust, "I ain't teched a drop ln twenty years." Chi- CJtgo Record-Herald Cause for Remorse. A western lawyer recounts a story of trial he once witnessed In a Texan court. A hard looking tough was the defendant His counsel, in a voice apparently husky with emotion, addressed the Jury somethlna m this wise: "Gentlemen, my client Is a poor man. He " driven by hi nger and want to take a "mall sum of money. All that he wanted was sumcient funds wherewith to buy bread, for it is ln evidence that he did not take the pocketbook containing 1500 that was in the same bureau drawer." At this point the counsel for the defense was interrupted by the convulsive sobs of his client. "Here, man!" exclaimed the Judge, "why are you crying so?" necause, your honor," replied the tie- fendant "because I dldn t see der pocket, book In de drawer!" Harper's Weekly. The Inventor Balked. "General Nelson A. Miles," said an In ventor, "used to be continually besieged by cranks with pneumatic rapid firing guns, subterranean rifles, dirigible war bal loons ana sucn line martial inventions. The general would weed these cranks out with admirable speed. "I at In his office with him one day when a servant brought In a card. " 'Oh, send him In,' said General Miles. 'His business won't take more than a minute or two.' "So In came a wild-eyed, long-haired man, twisting bis soft hat nervously In both hands. . "'General,' he said, 'I have here' and he took out a small parcel 'a bullet proof army coat. If the government would adopt this " 'Put it on. Put It on." said General Miles, and he rang the bell. The. servant appeared as the Inventor was getting Into the uot- " 'Jones,' said the general, 'tell the cap- lain 01 tne guara to oraer one or nis men 10 10 a nis nne wun nan caririuge ana " 'Excuse ' me, general, I forgot some- thing,' Interrupted the inventor, and with a hunted look it disa.'peared." Iiule- pudut. v ..... i M'CORDS UNICORN TEAM. any picture when there Is a woman In the case. So he scans his wife's visiting list to see who there is among the lot that can nanuic iuo .t-iiio. wunifii in niB i in.,- win be the- observed or all observers. The. ... ' . . . will drive forth conquering and to con- horses which dally toll on the streets of Omaha. A benevolent spirit moved the di rectors of the horse show to offer prizes for this class of horses more than the i,nnA that It would add Interest In the how. Owners of draft horses are enthusing over the pIan and breweries laundrymen, bakers, grocers and other merchants will ent(r jn the heavy classes and also the fleny classes. One of the clauses which ls very popular in Omaha is the children's pony class. Probably no city of its size in the country can boast of more ponies ridden by the children than can-this city and it is right and fitting that the directors should offer suitable prizes as an Inducement to the boys and girls to get their ponies In the best of condition and to keep them that wav. While riding counts considerable in the show ring in this class, still the ap- poarance of a pony goes a long ways and the judges are quite apt to look a second time at the pony that has his coat brushed until it shines and shows that it has had ; Entertaining Little Stories for How Grandpa Knew. iTHINK It's going to rain right away," grandfather said, coming into the sitting room where Kuth y7nf)l and grandmother were. 1Yt I "Yes," grandmother said, "there ls a thunder cloud over the west." "Is there? Sure enough but that wasn't what made me think it was going to rain. I noticed the nurses were all hurrying the babies into shelter. When you see as many as a hundred nurses an nurrymg home at once, in a great excitement, you can be certain it's going to rain." rsrandtia was watching out of the corner f h' And Kuth-on. Kutn was iook- lng too astonished to speak! A hundred babies, and everybody knew Aunt Ria's Ie new baby was the only one In the little village of Cross Corners-the very oniiesi oac: "Yes," went on grandfather slowly, "my ants' nurses are very careful of the babies of the family. It's interesting to watch them lugging the little white babies around, into the sun or out of the rain." , . RUth gasped softly, "His aunt's?" Aunt -Rla wasn't grandfather's aunt, and she only had one little new baby, anyway, and he never kept a nurse! urandpa a been out In Uie sun making hay-It was a very bot day s'posing It had made him crazy! Bometimes very not ua uiu nun iuiks. Ruth looked at grandfather's dear old face anlously, but It didn't look crazy. It was laughing! Grandfather held out his hand. "Come, little Wonderer." he said, "there's just time to go and see if the babies got home safely, before it begins to rain. It s onjy a little way, They live under the front sidewalk.1 Dear me! to think that was what grand- father had meant-a-n-t-s. not a-u-n-t-s! They pried up a loose board ln the walk. and there they were-little ant-nurses and ant-fathers and ant-mothers and-maybe ant-aunts! There were hundreds of them, hurt-vino- m Krtu t fin If thev were Altnffetht- too busy to stop to receive callers. "Where are the babies?" Ruth asked. "I don't see a single baby." ! do dozens!" laughed grandfather. "All those little white bundles like fat little pll- lows, or bags of grain ln pillow caes, are my ants' babies. They don't look like your aunt's, do they? But they're the babies, as sure as you live, Wonderklns! The nurse-auts tug them out into the sua day- times, and bring tbem home nights. And when it s going 10 rain my: aon t they nurry mem nonie: 1 ten you, you couia watch my little ants a whole day and not learn all the wonders about them then." And Ruth tried it fur un hour at a time. ud found jraudoa was rlthb Why Uuo't '' - E. P. PECK'S WELL KNOWN PAIR, some care and attention. The ihow last yar was a great education to these young- ters and great improvement was notice- aoie in tne manner of riding and handling the pony. Horse Show Vernacular. tw or. manv thinr hont a. hnrs. There are many tnings aDout a norse show that are Just as distinctive as the horse show colors. Prlncloal of these is the horse show language. Don't tell your groom to have the suable man "hitch up a pair" Instead of "put to," and do not say "horn blowing" for "horn sounding." The local winner should not show his appreciation of the judge's decision by tipping his hat. Instead he must ac knowledge the honor merely by a slight movement 01 me wnip. ieuner bi 1110 horse show at least should the knowing ones call a stable a barn. A barn ls all right when speaking of one of the big sheds on a farm. Some of the other ad- vI.'oh fnr lha hnriM nhnw nre! Don't call a single harness a single set' of harness. A single set of harness ls an impossibility, as it requires a double equip ment for a sety Don't call two horses a team unless hitched tandem; call them a pair. A team is more than a pair, such as a tan dem, unicorn or four-ln-hand. Don t say your high school horse parks The words "park-gaited" should apply only to the eastern saddle norse or tne warn, Don't eay high school gaits. They are movements. Uon t can your saauie norse a Haiuuer. A saddler is one who makes saddles. Properly speaking, a Buddie horso Is of the English variety, of three gaits, namely, walk, trot and canter; usually docked for park ust (?e. A gaited, or what is called the Kentucky gaited saddle horse, now the American saddle horse has five distinct gaits, namely, walk. trot, rack, canter, run ning walk, fox trot or slow pace. Don't call a coach a tallyho. The word as applied to coaching, ft is a hunting term pure and simple and is the hunts- man's cry to his hounds. It is a common error in America to call any kind of a LUaLlI, Ultiu, I'l UlClift taiiji.vit .... ...... Its origin with the introduction of coach ing ln this country, by the owner having christened his the "Tallyho." Don't call a drag a coach. Drag ls the some of the rest of you try it, too. Herald. -Child's The Baby nnd the Crocodile. When a little baby comes to an Egyptian mother and father the mother anxiously awaits the day when it shall first be car ried to the sea, there to notice a croco dile. One of the first lessons taught to tne MttIe fokg ot tnig race j3 that they Bhall gaze intently upon every crocodile that they are fortunate enough to come upon. 1 no Egyptians believe that crocodiles bring luck, the more crocodiles the more luck. If the new babv shows anv Interest at all when his eyes first rest upon a croiuu... Wg gtart i life is regarded as prosperous. when little Egyptians fall sick they are carried mllea to iook upon one of these animals. All Egypt, from the lowest to me niguem, - royal ugliness .will cure Illness and stim- ulate the appetite of the sick child fortu- nate enough to gaze upon him. 1 The Clock and the Spider. ..What alls our new clock?" said father Qne day ag he came home from his work and f))Und mother Ju8t putting on the po- v.tii fnr dinner "It is 12 o'clock now and OUP clock ,ackg a whole half hour of tne rlg,t time. "I don't know," said mother; "it always hus kept very good time until now." Just then Lisa came running ln from school, saying, "Oh, mother! 1 was late at school this morning, and Miss Prentiss was so sorry, because she had been teaching the children a new song that I missed." Father moved both hands of the clock "-round until both pointed straight up. Now -18a new wnal "me It was, ana guessea wh Bne had ben late 'n the morning, The 'cl' k coula not kepP UP- hut "rew 'lower and slower, until finally it stopped altogether. ".Now, said father, "I will open the door to see If I can find out the trouble with our new clock." Elsa and mother peeped over his shoulder and what do you suppose they saw? Some body's little home, all fixed up there among the pretty wheels, with curtains, draperies and other silken things. The one who made all this was scampering away as fast as bis little legs could carry him. "That's riEht." said father, "hurry awav. for you have Just tied our clock up with so much spinning that It cannot go at all. You and the clock are both such busy workers that you cannot work together, so you had better fix up a home somewhere else." Father brushed the spider's web all away, whoa the wheels commenced turning and - vr-f. i t of the Omaha Horse Show r ... W. H. M'CORD S FOUR - IN - name annlled to a coach when used nri vatoly. As soon as a four-in-hand is put tobe'drag" and beromas a coach.8 A break is similar in some respects to a coach or drag, the difference being in the w.lirKt et th. lutta. ml lha InslHa mall which It has. Don't call a unicorn a spike; the ar- ngement of one horse in front of two an(i driven from the box Is a unicorn. Spike is the name applied to such teams as woi-k in iron i or neavy u ya . wiicii u . near horse ls ridden and the lead horse ls driven with a Jerk line. And above all, do not hiss at the Judges' decision. They are all gentlemen from abroad, serving without pay, and there may always be some good reason for not giving a prize to a certain horse which cannot be noticed from the boxes or gal- lery $ Show Ring; Hints. Any color in harness but black ls strictly tabooed. . Runabout horses should be 14.3 and not exceeding 13.2. Of brass , or silver harness, the former ls given the preference. The box must always be mounted from the off or whip hand side. The brougham horse or horses must be 15.1 hands high, with quality, pace and good heavy bone. Never use the whip unless wishing to convey to the horse a distinct command to go on, and never lilt twice In the same place. The pulley bridoon ls ln much favor for tandem and road harness, for Its flexible working gives greater ease to the horses', mouths. Bearing reins are always used on horses for city purposes, both aB a matter of safety and for uniformity of looks ln a Pair, or tandem, etc. The cock horse in a road coach is not necessary when showing In that class, be- u8eJ for actua, rQad purp08es lng only where an extra horse is needed in culling up hills, etc. . Appointments for a runabout have been Little People the pendulum said Its soft "tick-tock" araln. Father set the hands again with Aunt Jennie s watch, and the next morning both were togetner, telling the right time. Child's Garden. Seven little Rainbow Fairies. Once there was seven little raindrops, whom everybody loved sun and wind and flowers and Mother Nature most of all. 0nce when they had been very, very good 7 r .. . ,u . ,r,,io.i for a long time, Mother Nature promised them a party, and everybody Helped to make the raindrops happy. "I wish I might get them each a new party dress." Mother Nature said, and then the sun came out and beamed, and asked if he might get the dresses for the raindrop babies. a . . v. ....... an.au ti CNilrvliind unit irnt . ..v . . , - questioning, the dean was induced to ex them each a different colored gown; red for the bright little raindrop with red P'-In- iui mo A few days before the election last No cheeks, orange for his own wee favorite, yellow for her dainty little cousin, green vember a member of the cabinet met he for the one who was fond of the grass. BBto,n' Bnd. " .the? ? . blue for the pet of the sky, purple for f"e'ary iIMulre;, What ,haU 1 l Mother Nature's little standby (heartsease). eodrf u. fc and violet for the shy little drop with the To this the dean. wUh his customary candor and vigor, replied: "Give him my violet eyes. ., .... . . . .... The Cloud Queen sent them a cloud for a boat, and the Storm King sent them the wind for a sail, and away they went. Do only kind acts." Mother Nature had said as she kissed them goodbye, and so, as they journeyed along, each thought out a plan that would make some one glad. The red drop sang to u poor garden rose that was sad. and Its gay little song brought Joy to it and made the rose sweeter all day, The orange drop fell on a cross habv's nose and made It bUd crying and smile. The yellow drop swung on a dande- late Emperor Frederick of Germany wrote: linn's stem and washed' eT the dust from "It Is a shocking thing to ride over a bat Its face. The green drop played hide and tlefleld and it is Impossible to describe the seek with the grass, and It fairly bristled hideous mutilations which present them with fun. The blue drop played with a selves. War is really something frightful dear little brook, and It babbled and and those who create it with a stroke laughed away. The purple drop gave a of the pen, sitting at a green cloth table, poor pansy a drink and spoke a few words little dream what horrors they are con of love, and the violet drop, the shyest of Jurlng up." Bismarck once expressed him all. hid' from sight in a violet b?d. self to the same effect and added: "Had But the rough little wind said he did It not been for me there would have been not like to wait. He was anxious to go three great wars the less, the lives of 80,0uo to the party, so he whistled at each flow- men would not have been sacrificed and er's door to say he was ready. many parents, brothers, sisters and widows No oue wanted the raindrop to go, but would not now be mourners. That, how- It was late, so they hurried away as fast ever, I have settled with my Maker!" s they could, and as they sailed into the sky their friends could only see a faint glimpse of each dress. Kach had a sweet little story 10 leu as they sat on Dame Natures big lap and thanked her sg.ln and again for their gay rainbow party. Viola Collins Edwards ln Child Garden. MRS. F. 8. COWOILli AND fffi'ttr, HAND. cut down to the following: Storm coat. waterproof apron, road blanket tie rein, hoof Pick, wrench, clock on dash, whip and small spool of wire. p0je chains to broughams or carriages re not ,n Kod ,ate. In the best appointed turnouts the: pole pieces are of leather. Thcy are essentials, however. In the drag. . . , ... ., road cottcn carriages driven by gentle- ".5". in runabout appointments It would be well to remember that winkers are neres gal.y. the elbow or Liverpool bit ls Used, wlth bearing rein and breastplate optional; with a choice between a Kay rim or breast collar, breeching optional, and with a flat saddle with round tugs and square or horse- shoo buckles. It Is part of the duty of a groom to so time his actions as to be at the head of his horses by the time they are brought to a full stop. To do this, he should com- mence his descent from the vehicle the Instant he feels the pulling up of the horses. . It ls not necessary that he should lay hand on the horses unless they are restless or lreltul- Horse Show Definitions. A cock horse is an additional horse to be used ln helping a coach or road four over a hill or other hard pull. He may be hitched ln front or ridden by a groom. A unicorn ls three horses, two behind and one in front. Sometimes called a spike team. Gossip and Stories Glad He Lavngrhed HE direction of my career was completely changed," said United States Senator Albert J. Bev-, erldge to a writer in Success, "by a careless laugh. When I was a youth in Illinois I heard that the congress man from our district Intended to hold an examination to determine what young man he should appoint to West Point I pitched ln and studied hard for that examination, and found It easy when I came to take it. Most of the other fellows seemed to be still struggling with It when I had finished, and I was so confident that I had made few mistakes that I was In a pretty cheer ful frame of mind. This Is why I laughed when one of the stragglers asked a rather foolish question of the professor In charge. h 1..... videntlv felt that the dlenltv of the occagon ha(1 been trifled with, for h 8Cored 1 Der cent asanst me. When the papers came to be corrected this loss caused me to fall one-fifth of one per cent below the boy who stood highest on the list. He ls a captain In the army now, where I suppose I should be had it not been for that laugh. I believe ln the power of cheerfulness. Looking back, I am i,,h a" Roosevelt as a Homorlat. Dean Shaler of Haj-vard university re marked, not long ago, that he had discov ered that President Roosevelt ls some thing of a wag. This rather surprising re mark aroused curiosity, and, after some " .r ...... 4 .. - .1 ... Ior He had entirely forgotten his message to the President, until a few days after the election, when he received the following note from the White House: "Dear Dean: Judging by the size of our majority, you must have changed your mind. T. R." Frederick and Bismarck on War. In his diary of the campaign of 1868 the (oakllaa and Collins. F. F. Scannell contributes to the Boston iwm.u .. .j " ma tween the late Mayor Patrick A. Collins and the late Senator Conkllng: It was In 187. during General Collins" Ust terra In congress. A hearing was given IIEn RtTNABOTTT. A cob Is a quick acting saddle horse or trap horse driven to a gig or park trap. Ho Is a showy boulevard horse. He picks his forefeet with vim and thrusts them for ward with a circus strut as though he were treading on eggs. His gait approaches a cake walk. Ho moves with a rag time strut and sometimes leads his driver on the high perched park rig something of a nig time life. A tandem team Is a favorite boulevard turnout Thn wheeler must be able to pull and hold up the lonrt. Ho does tho work, while tho leader does the showing off. A road four are very lieavy coach horses with wind and power. Coaching parties are becoming more populnr. Oay parties drive from city to city In relays against time., Tark pairs are also rather heavy harness horses, usually driven to family carriages, park turnouts, sporting traps and tho like. Style and action are deemed essential ln park horses. Roadsters are gentlemen's driving horses. They are not required to pick up their feet so handily as a tandem leader and others of the Ilk, but must have size, form and stay ing qualities and bo able to make time with the speed wagon or runabout. Polo ponies are Btocky fellows, capable of bearing their riders without Inconvenience and to stop, turn and start quckly. Gaited saddle horses are trained to go at all gaits. The American Saddle Horse Breeders' association rules require the fol lowing gaits: Walk, trot, rack canter, run ning walk, fox trot or slow pace. There are other saddle horses which can go some of the gaits, but not all. A thoroughly qualified saddle horse must be able to go all of the gaits. High school horses, as the name Implies, are educated horses, horses that have been to the high school. They do tricks like tho circus horse. Commands are conveyed by movement of the rider, with or without whip, and by word of mouth. The Gig Horse Horse over 14.8 and not exceeding 15.2, with quality, style, high ao tlon, speed and solid color; brass or silver mounted harness; bridle and square wink ers, gig bit, spring hook bearing reins, standing martingale, , chain . to connect names at bottom, closed loop tugs (French);' single, square or horse shoe buckles; bridle fronts of metal to match mountings. Lady's Phaeton Single horse or pair; solid color, with quality, style, good man ners and true action; brass or silver mount ings, Buxton bit; standard martingale, breeching, spring hook bearing rein, straight pad, square buckles. Speed Is not required In this class, but park gait only. About Noted People at the Treasury department ln Washington on petition of Colonel Roger Scannell of Boston before Secretary Falrehlld on the question of placing an Import tax on cer tain mineral waters. Conkllng was counsel for the water company. John H. Burke of Boston, now Judge Burke, represented Mr. Scannell. General Collins entered the chamber be fore the hearing opened and Introduced Mr. Scannell and his counsel to Mr. Fair child. The secretary then presented all three to Mr. Conkllng. The latter tmme. dlately began to banter the general after this fashion: Conkllng Mr. Collins! That name seems familiar. Perhaps you are acquainted with Mr. Collins, the congressman from Massa chusetts, whose speeches I have read with much interest? Collins I know the Mr. Collins you speak of very well, Indeed. In fact, I . see his face every time I look in the mirror. Conkllng Oh, Indeed. I believe you have refused another term. That must be rough on your constituents. If your constituents were rats, I should say It was rough on rats. Collins My constituents are the best ln the world, and I do not resign ln the mid dle of my term. This last shot was too much for Conkllng and he quickly subsided. The Whole Thin. Lieutenant Commander A. P. Nlblack of the United States navy ls stationed at Hon olulu In command of the Iroquois and seems to be a sort of pooh-bah there. Ha has been called upon to perform all manner of civil, military and naval duties. So much so that ln a recent letter to the secre tary of the treasury he signed his title In full as follows- Lieutenant commander, I'nlted States navy, commanding United States steamship Iroquois, recruiting officer, captain of the yard, head of department of construction, head of department of equipment, head of department of ord nance, head of department of steam en gineering, held of department of yards and docks, Inspector of lights and buoys of the Hawaiian Islands, Inspector of im migration for outlying Islands, Inspector of customs. Everybody Works bnt Father. Samuel Gompers. president of the Amer ican Federation of Labor, got a great send off when he left Pittsburg from the Unlun station a few nights ago. A big crowd ot labor leaders and union men was there to bid him good-bye. As a parting ode they sang for him "Everybody Works at Our House." It runs something like this: Everybody works but father. And he sits around all day, Puts his ff-et In the flrenlace And siiidkt-s lils pipe of clay. Mother takes In washing, 80 die Bister Ann: Everybody works at our house But my old man. Now. isn't that a grand send-off to give to the leader of America s greatest labor organization? Just at first Mr. Gompers did not know how to take It. Then the humor of the thing struck him and he laughed heartily. He will never forget th parting ode sung for him at Pittsburg.